Ford, Richard

Richard Ford was born 1666 and was an apothecary. He held properties in Stall Street and in 1719 leased the Three Tuns inn on behalf of Thomas Bushell. As mayor, in 1731, he attempted to get better council control over corporation expenditure. He was treasurer of the Bath Bluecoat School and was a daily church goer. His association with the city council included being a councilman (August 1692 – 1712), constable (1692 – 1693), bailiff (1695 – 1696 and 1705 – 1706), chamberlain (1711 – 1712), alderman (1712 – 1733), mayor (1713 – 1714 and 1730 – 1731), and JP (1714 – 1715, 1718 – 1719, 1722 – 1723, 1726 – 1727, and 1731 – 1732). Richard’s wife, Priscilla, died on 3rd November 1743 at the age of 78. Richard and Priscilla had three daughters, Eleanor, the eldest, died on 14th February 1732 in her 37th year. Their second daughter, Mary died on 5th November 1749 at the age of 52, and their third daughter, Frances, died on 1st February 1745 at the age of 44.

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